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FLORIDA

Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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- Florida Times-Union

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Federal) Offices): April 26, 2024
State Primary: August 20, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on May 28, 2024


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)
[ Ron DeSantis (R)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Richard Corcoran (R) - Ex-State Education Comm., Ex-House Speaker, Attorney & Navy Veteran
Casey DeSantis (R) - First Lady & Ex-TV News Anchor
Byron Donalds (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Financial Advisor
Ashley Moody (R) - Attorney General & Ex-Circuit Judge
Jeanette Nunez (R) - Lt Governor & Ex-State Rep.
Jimmy Patronis (R) - State CFO & Ex-State Rep.
Wilton Simpson (R) - State Agriculture Commissioner, Ex-Senate President & Farmer
Francis Suarez (R) - Miami Mayor, Ex-City Commissioner, Attorney & '24 Pres Candidate
Mike Waltz (R) - Congressman, Army National Guard Colonel & Afghan War Veteran
Jared Moskowitz (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Ex-State Emergency Mgt Director & Attorney
John Morgan (I) - Attorney & Marijuana Legalization Advocate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

Bob Graham - 1978

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jeanette Nunez (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Ashley Moody (R)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
[ Jimmy Patronis (R)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Joe Gruters (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-State GOP Chair & Ex-FSU Trustee

Jeb Bush - 1994

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Wilton Simpson (R)* - (Campaign Site)


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Dick Anderson - Miami Dolphins - for Florida Senate - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Columbus (R) - Actor
Keith Gross (R) - Businessman & Attorney
Stanley Campbell (D) - Golf Course Owner, Businessman, Scientist & Navy Veteran
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate

Rod Joseph (D) - Consultant, Graduate Student, Army Veteran & '22 St Rep Candidate
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-University Official
Brian Rush (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '22 Candidate
Feena Bonoan (L) - Navy Veteran, Artist, Libertarian Activist & '20/'22 Candidate in Hawaii
Ben Everidge (NPA) - Fundraising Consultant, Author & Ex-Congressional Aide
Tuan "TQ" Nguyen (NPA) - System Engineer
Howard Knepper (WI) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate

Bob Graham - 1978

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2028.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Aaron Dimmock (R) - Retired Navy Officer & University Official
Gay Valimont (D) - Athletic Trainer & Gun Control Activist

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rhonda Woodward (R) - Businesswoman & Ex-Elementary School Principal
Meghann Hovey (D) - Account Billing Specialist

District 3:
Kat Cammack (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alec Stevens (R) - Realtor
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
Aaron Bean (R)
- (Campaign Site)
LaShonda "LJ" Holloway (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate
Todd Schaefer (WI) - Realtor & Retired Navy Veteran

District 5:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mara Macie (R) - Stay-Home Parent & '22 Candidate
Jay McGovern (D)
- Engineer, Retired Navy Captain, '16 Candidate & '20 St Rep Candidate
Gary Koniz (WI) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Grow (R) - Businessman & MAGA Activist
James Stockton (D) - Pastor & Civil Rights Activist
Richard Dembinsky (WI) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate

District 7:
Cory Mills (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Johnson (R)
Jennifer Adams (D) - Policy Consultant, Mediator & Community Activist
Tatiana Fernandez (D) - Businesswoman & '22 Candidate
Allek Pastrana (D) - Cyber Engineer & '22 Candidate 

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
[ Bill Posey (R)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Joe Babits (R) - Attorney
Mike Haridopolos (R) - Ex-Senate President, Ex-State Rep., Consultant & '12 US Sen Candidate
John Hearton (R) - Technology Executive
Sandy Kennedy (D) - Attorney
Dan McDow (D) - West Melbourne City Councilman & Businessman

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jose Castillo (R) - Businessman & '20/'22 Candidate
Thomas Chalifoux Jr. (R) - Ex-Osceola School Board Member, Businessman & Frequent Candidate
John Quinones (R)- Ex-Osceola County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Marcus Carter (NPA) - Army Veteran

District 10:
Maxwell Frost (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Wade Darius (D) - Real Estate Marketing Firm Owner & '18 Candidate
Vibert "Issa" White (D) - College Professor & '20 Water Dist Candidate
Tuan Le (R) - Businessman, Cafe Owner, Electrical Engineer & '22 Candidate
Willie Montague (R) - Christian Nonprofit Group CEO, Life Coach & '20/'22 Candidate

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John McCloy (R) - Geophysicist, Retired Army Officer & Afghan/Iraq War Veteran
Anthony Sabatini (R) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney, National Guard Officer & '22 Candidate in CD-7
Barbie Harden Hall (D) - Paralegal

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hank Dunlap (R) - Blue Collar Worker
Rock Aboujaoude Jr (D) - Graduate Student, Environmental Activist & '20 St Rep Candidate

District 13:
Anna Paulina Luna (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sabrina Bousbar (D) - Ex-Biden White House Aide & Ex-Political Organizer
Liz Dahan (D) - Communications Consulant, Ex-Diplomat & Ex-Congressional Aide
Whitney Fox (D) - Marketing Executive
John Liccione (D) - Businessman, Electrical Engineer & USAF Veteran
Mark Weinkrantz (D) - Retired Airline Pilot, USAF Veteran & '14 County Comm Candidate

Tony D'Arrigo (WI) - Hospitality Food/Beverage Manager

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ehsan Joarder (R) - IT Specialist
Neelam Taneja Perry (R) - Ex-Physician with Revoked Medical License
John Peters (R) - Carpet Cleaning Franchise Owner
Rocky Rochford (R) - Retired Navy Captain
Nathaniel Snyder (L) - Mechanic

Christopher Bradley (NPA) - IT Professional, Ex-Democrat & '22 Candidate

District 15:
Laurel Lee (R)
- (Campaign Site)
Jennifer Barbosa (R) - Realtor & '20 Candidate in California
James Judge (R) - Public Relations Firm Owner, Iraq/Afghan War Veteran & '22 Nominee in CD-14

Pat Kemp (D) - Hillsborough County Commissioner, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Eddie Speir (R) - Private School Founder/Superintendent & Ex-New College Trustee
Trent Miller (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Intern
Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Manny Lopez (D) - Realtor
Matthew Montavon (D) - Retired United Nations Official & Peace Corps Veteran
Ralph Hartman (WI) - '22 Candidate

District 18:
Scott Franklin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Peter Braunston (D) - Tech Support Specialist
Andrea Doria Kale (D) - Retired Technology Professional, Democratic Activist & '22 Nominee

District 19:
Byron Donalds (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kari Lerner (D) - Realtor & Lee County Democratic Chair

District 20:
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 21:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rick Wiles (R) - Businessman, Podcast Host & Retired Pastor
Thomas Witkop (D) - Neighborhood Resource Center Manager
Elizabeth Felton (WI)

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 22:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Deb Adeimy (R) - Financial Advisor & '22 Candidate
Dan Franzese (R) - Investment Executive, GOP Activist & '22 Nominee
Andrew Gutmann (R) - Tech Executive & Conservative Activist

District 23:
Jared Moskowitz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gary Barve (R) - MAGA Activist & Frequent Candidate in Virginia
Joe Kaufman (R) - Anti-Muslim Activist & Frequent Candidate

Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Darlene Cerezo Swaffar (R) - Insurance Agency Owner & Frequent Candidate
Joe Thelusca (R) - Business Consultant
Robert Weinroth (R) - Ex-Palm Beach Co Comm, Ex-Boca Raton City Comm & Ex-Democrat

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Patricia Gonzalez (R) - Businesswoman & Mortgage Loan Originator
Jesus Navarro (R) - Businessman & '22 Nominee
Lavern Spicer (WI) - Nonprofit Executive, MAGA Activist & '20/'22 Candidate

Alcee Hastings for Congress 1992

District 25:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jen Perelman (D) - Attorney, Peace Activist & '20 Candidate
Chris Eddy (R) - Weston City Commissioner & Retired USAF Brig General
Bryan Leib (R) - Public Relations Consultant & '18 Candidate in Pennsylvania
Rubin Young (R) - Ex-Legislative Aide, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Eddie Goldfarb (WI) - Realtor, Retired Advertising Executive, Ex-Police Officer & Navy Veteran

District 26:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rich Evans (R) - Accountant & Risk Manager
John Fratto (R) - Maritime HVAC Installer
Joey Atkins (D) - Attorney & Sports Agent

District 27:
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Royland Lara (R) - Bank Teller
Lucia Baez-Geller (D) -
Miami-Dade County School Board Member & Ex-Teacher
Mike Davey (D) - Ex-Key Biscayne Mayor, Attorney & Ex-Republican

District 28:
Carlos Gimenez (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander & '18/'20 Candidate



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

Conservative Party USA of Florida (CPF)
Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Ecology Party (E)
Florida Forward Party (F)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
No Labels Party of Florida (NL)
People's Party of Florida (P)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
- Alliance Party state affiliate
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Party for Socialism & Liberation of Florida (PSL)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Bradenton Herald
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Broward-Palm Beach Sun-Sentinel
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Coconut Grove Spotlight
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Fernandina Beach News Leader
FloridaBulldog.com
Florida Keys News
Florida Phoenix
FloridaPolitics.com
Florida's Voice (Conservative)
Floridian Press (Conservative)
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Hernando Sun
Highlands News-Sun
Indian Country Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marco Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

Axios Miami
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
St. Augustine Record
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
South Florida Business Journal
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Gay News
Sumter County Times
Tallahassee Democrat
Axios Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Creative Loafing (Alternative)
Treasure Coast Newspapers - TCPalm.com
UF Independent Florida Alligator
Winter Haven News Chief

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (CBS - Orlando)
WOFL TV-35 (FOX - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTLH TV-49 (FOX - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WFLX TV-29 (FOX - West Palm Beach)
WPBF TV-25 (ABC - West Palm Beach)
WPEC TV-12 (CBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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